Friday, September 24, 2010

What is Ailurus?

Ailurus is cross-Linux-distribution GPL software. It is a simple application installer and GNOME tweaker, which aims at making Linux easier to use, for newcomers.

Who is the target audience of Ailurus?

The target audience of Ailurus is the newcomer to linux, e.g., the people who uses Linux for not more than one month.

What does Ailurus hope to do?

Ailurus hopes to reduce the difficulty which newcomers encounter when they are using Linux.

Ailurus hopes to promote popular open-source software.

Ailurus hopes to promote open-source software which is elegant but has not entered official repository.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

VortexBox 1.5: Turn an Old PC into a Jukebox

What is VortexBox? It’s a Fedora-based, single-purpose distribution that turns a PC or virtual machine into a music server or jukebox. Basically, you install VortexBox onto a machine and it will serve up your media to networked media players like iTunes, Sonos, an XBox 360, PS3, or streamed directly to other OSes. More

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

UK Gov. to switch entirely to FOSS?

The British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron has called on civil servants to make suggestions on how the government can save money. The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has published a list of ideas to "help get more for less" in order to "tackle the deficit" as part of the Spending Review.

The 8th item on the newly published list suggests that the whole of government, including the NHS and the Education services, migrate from Microsoft products, such as Windows and Office, to Linux and other open source software, specifically mentioning the office suite. More